Life Science Lunch

 "Indiana's longest-running, statewide educational and networking program"

Presented by:

   Barnes and Thornburg

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 Now Available - Watch the video from recent lunches

January 2015 - Maximizing Intellectual Property for Minimal Costs

March 2015 - Crossing a New Frontier: 3D Printing and Biotechnology

April 2015 - Bio-Automation: Smart Technologies for Automated Tasks

Life Science Lunch Video Archive (May - December 2014)



About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

Topic/Time/Date - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Lunch Program

"Bio-automation: Smart Technologies for Scientific Tasks"
Bio-automation is a leading trend in the life science industry, and it is no longer just robotics for liquid handling.  Using both hardware and software solutions, Bio-automation is tackling more sophisticated tasks replacing humans with smart technologies to speed drug research, improve clinical diagnostic data  for the treatment of patients, increase quality and accuracy of outcomes and decisions.  Bio-automation technology is being deployed across the industry with impressive results.  Please join us as we hear from a variety of companies on how they are impacting life sciences. 


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

 (Lunch Provided at all participating B&T Offices)
Formal Presentation by Video Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)

Moderator and Speakers



Todd Vare
Barnes & Thornburg LLP


 Randall Julian
Indigo BioSystems

 Mike Ashley
Chief Engineer for Automation
Beckman Coulter

Tim DeFrench
The RND Group
Justin Wiseman
Prosolia, Inc.


The program is video broadcast to a number of Barnes & Thornburg offices and participating locations across the state and country.  The primary location is the Barnes & Thornburg office at 11 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.  Please select from the locations below when registering.  Maps to locations are provided in the table below.




 New Albany

 Next Presentation


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
 11:30 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)


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Thursday, May 28, 2015